Atticus Finch gave Gregory Peck an opportunity to play himself.
A man of wit, love of family, a man of character and nobility.
He was a wonder. He was a gift.
By the nature of the films he chose to make,
you can learn how to be a better man.
He was then, and he will always be, just my Atticus.
– Mary Badham
Gregory Peck wrote himself into our lives with his talent,
his magnetism, his subtlety, his force, and his intelligence.
– Martin Scorsese
His humanity encourages us to feel what we long for in a father,
in our social system, in our country, and within each other.
– Laura Dern
He spoke for those who were not being heard.
He spoke for them often, and often he made a difference.
– Harry Belafonte